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My Cake Decorating Adventure 7 and 8

These two evening classes were all about crimping, Wilton Roses and Corneille work. It was great fun and I never thought that small little crimping tools can make me soooooo happy ;D. They just opened up another world of decorating and you can do endless shapes and sizes with it and create wonderful results. Cupcakes were used on the first night as a decorating medium and as you know…cupcakes makes me happy…small, yummy and now with the decorating techniques…stunningly beautiful ;0)…in my opinion, hehehe.


Last night we had a short class on how to do Corneille work and this is not as easy as it seems. It may look like a spaghetti string running all over the cake…but you have to know how to pipe, where to pipe and the pressure on the piping bag needs to be constant and continues. No stopping once you started, no straight lines and no crossovers. I will definitely have to practise this technique!. We then had the opportunity to decorate our cake with the “hows” we were taught.

For me…something simple in silver and white. A little bit of crimping, a little path of Corneille work, a few roses, little bit of silver dust and of course YES, I did swish it up with edible glitter  😀



About The PaperCup Kitchen

Hi there everyone. I am Nelmarie, but please call me Nel. I, like so many people out there enjoy cooking and baking. Food makes me smile and it makes my heart beat faster. The only place where I know I fit just perfectly, is in the kitchen. I have also enrolled in a few cake decorating courses this year and I think I have met my true love....not mentioning my Hubby now :D. It took me 36 years to find out what I want to do with my life and I can now say the answer is rather simple...Bake and then decorating what I've baked. I have started PaperCup in 2011 whilst we were living in Moscow, Russia. Living the life of an Expat can sometimes get very lonely and the blog has not only brought the whole world into my kitchen but I have met so many gorgeous Foodie Friends. I am so happy that I have taken the plunge and started PaperCup. I am not a brilliant writer, I am not a brilliant chef, I am not a brilliant baker BUT I do invite you into my kitchen, take your shoes of, relax, have a bite to eat and let's have a chat. A little more about me: Nelmarie Rennison, married to Christopher for 6 years, together for 12. Two lovely kiddies, Nicholas 3 1/2 and Allegra just over a year. South African, lived in Russia for two years and now loving living in the UK. Diagnosed with MS in 2000 and never felt better :D I am just as grateful for dust blowing in my eyes as I am for Angels sitting on my shoulders. I love my family, my friends, my life and I am grateful for each new morning. Looking forward to get to know you better xx

4 responses »

  1. so beautiful! love this Nel!

  2. LOVE!!! I have always wanted to learn cake decorating!! Maybe someday… after my floral design course 🙂 You’ve gained a new fan, glad I took a peek!


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